This post has been written for us by the lovely Kelly from Kelly Allen blog. Porthkerry sounds a wonderful place, I definitely want Mummy to take us there very soon!
I’d never heard of Porthkerry I know!!! I am honestly gutted that I’d never discovered it until this year, it’s breathtaking beauty and space literally left me speechless when I first visited. In fact, it leaves me speechless every time we go.
The great thing is, there’s no charge for visiting except on Sundays and Bank Holidays when there is a car parking fee of £2.50 (from Easter until the end of September). So, apart from travel costs, you can go on such a small budget and have a great day out.
If you drive then it’s a really easy place to get to, but if you get the train it can be a bit more tricky. If you have little ‘uns then I’d suggest grabbing a taxi from Barry Station, if not use a map to walk the rest of the way. It will be worth it, trust me…
We always take a packed lunch and drinks and picnic on the grass overlooking the pathway to the sea. Porthkerry is such a vast place, with grassy land to run across, forests to explore and the beach a few minutes walk from the café. There are toilets next to the café and a play park as well as lots of lovely picnic benches.
The first time I visited someone said,’ No matter the weather surrounding the place, in Porthkerry the sun is always shining.’ How right they were. I have never seen a drop of rain there, it has always been glorious sunshine even on the colder days. There is something very special about this place, it gives us a huge sense of freedom whenever we visit and we never want to leave.
We always end up staying there for hours, collecting tadpoles in the Spring months, wandering through the forest in search of adventure and relaxing on the beach on hotter days. I also love that it’s a big dog walking spot, yet I’ve never encountered dog mess on my travels… always a bonus!
This is the kinda place that has something for everyone and there’s no chance of anyone getting bored!
Have you been to Porthkerry? What do you think of this beautiful part of South Wales?